Tag: 12 months

We can hail China as the world’s superpower or we can kick butt

If  we want to win the future, if we want to have the best technology and we want that to be developed right here, we have to get on the stick.  How does that happen? Well, we need to invest in education and invest in small ideas today so that they can become big ideas tomorrow. Now, let’s look at how we have spent the last two years. We argued over a lukewarm healthcare plan for more than 12 months. 12 months and we have very little to show for it. Can the government pay for our healthcare or should we

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Franken remains the victor

It is now clear that Al Franken should be addressed as Senator Al Franken. Former Senator Norm Coleman has lost his appeal (pun is intended). From Minn Trib: After a trial spanning nearly three months, the judicial panel dismissed Coleman’s central argument that the election and its aftermath were fraught with systemic errors that made the results invalid. “The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that the Nov. 4, 2008, election was conducted fairly, impartially and accurately,” the panel said in its unanimous decision. The panel concluded that Franken, a DFLer, “received the highest number of votes legally cast” in the

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Simple Math and Joe the Plumber

Were Joe the Plumber working 12 hour days, 7 days per week for 12 months at $50 per hour, he would bring in $201,600 before taxes. This is without one day off. He still wouldn’t be able to afford to buy this business he was talking about. Joe, your five minutes of fame (you don’t merit all 15) are about up. Before I leave Joe, I have to dish up some Joe-isms – Joe on Iraq: We’ve liberated another country. I mean, you know, freedom. Things that every one of you guys take for granted, that Americans take for granted…these guys didn’t

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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